image :: The Ball, Félix Vallotton (1899, French)

“Your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”  

Matthew 6:4,6,18

Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully increase in us your gifts of holy discipline, in almsgiving, prayer and fasting; that our lives may be directed to the fulfilling of your most gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.